You can purchase ready-made peanut sauces at the grocery store, but nothing tastes better than one you make at home. This peanut sauce has honey for a little sweetness and ginger and crushed red pepper for a little spice and is served over a mixture of tofu, peppers and bok choy. Ready in just 30 minutes, this recipe a great choice for a quick weeknight dinner.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare tofu: Drain tofu and pat it dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch cubes. In a very large skillet heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Add tofu cubes and cook on one side about 6 minutes or until browned and slightly crisp. Gently turn over the tofu and add another teaspoon of the oil. Continue cooking until all sides are browned and slightly crisp. Using a spatula, remove tofu from pan to a bowl.

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  • Prepare peanut sauce: In a small saucepan stir the cold water into the cornstarch. Stir in the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger and the 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Set aside.

  • Prepare vegetables: In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, sweet peppers and red onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add bok choy; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the browned tofu and peanut sauce; stir gently to coat and heat through. Divide the tofu mixture among four serving plates. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 26g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 18g; fat 15g 23% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol -1mg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 770mg 31% DV.